15 Dec Season of Redemption
David was considered a man after God’s own heart despite the fact that he was a deeply flawed individual. During his time as king, David committed some serious sins and ultimately suffered the consequences of his poor decisions. In spite of all that, God still chose David’s descendants to manifest His greatest promise. Jesus was not only to be born in the town of David (Bethlehem) but also He was to be born of the line of David.
So what can we learn from David?
1. Despite our mistakes, God can still use us to manifest His promises. God already has a plan in place and our human shortcomings will not keep Him from fulfilling His goals.
2. David was a king who ultimately became the root of the most famous family tree despite the things he did. We should never underestimate how God may use us or members of our own family tree to fulfill His plans.
3. King David’s immediate family was a mess, but generations later that same twisted family tree birthed the King of kings.
This Christmas, let us move forward from our past and look to the future that God has planned for us and for generations to come. Jesus’ birth is all about redemption, promises fulfilled and God’s grace and mercy. Now that is something to celebrate.
JuliePosted at 13:31h, 17 December
This is such a great reminder! Thank you!
Yvonne MorganPosted at 13:44h, 17 December
Great Christmas reminder. Jesus came to earth to give each of us a hope and a future. Merry Christmas
Beth BingamanPosted at 14:21h, 17 December
Amen! May His redemption touch many this Christmas season.
Elizabeth WhitleyPosted at 15:53h, 17 December
This is such a wonderful reminder not to disqualify ourselves because of our shortcomings… especially because the God of the universe hasn’t. Thanks for sharing this!
Melissa HendersonPosted at 23:32h, 17 December
God can definitely use our mistakes to help us and others grow closer to Him.
Candice BrownPosted at 01:11h, 18 December
David is one of my favorite characters in scripture and only one of many flawed individuals in Jesus ‘ line, It gives me both peace and awe that the perfect God of the universe uses imperfect people like me. Merry Christmas!
S. A. FosterPosted at 04:45h, 20 December
Glad you mentioned that David was not the only one. As I was writing this I debated on including some of the others as well. Thanks!
Jessica BrodiePosted at 12:51h, 18 December
Amen – DESPITE the things he did God loved him, just as God loves us despite the things we do. Praise God for His grace and huge heart.
Nancy E. HeadPosted at 12:31h, 19 December
This season of the year is a wonderful time to look forward to the new year–a new beginning. Thanks, and God bless!